A group of New York nursing home workers have come together to help Ukrainian relief efforts by turning their facilities into drop-off centers for supplies that will later be sent to those impacted by the ongoing conflict.
The effort is being coordinated by employees at 16 New York nursing and rehabilitation facilities operated by the McGuire Group, VestraCare and Absolut Care.
Employees are collecting a variety of medical and personal hygiene supplies, clothing, food and items for children through the collection effort. Community members can drop off items through April 6 at the drop off centers.
Monetary donations are also being accepted for the Ukrainian American Freedom Foundation to provide medical aid to war victims.
“As an organization of caregivers, we felt compelled to assist the Ukrainian people in their time of need,” Amy McKnight, an activity director who is spearheading the initiative on behalf of the three portfolios, said in a provided statement Monday.
“We know there are a lot of people within our communities who would like to help in some way and this gives them an option,” she added.
What a great way to provide a helping hand. Additional details on the effort can be found here.